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Kingman Estates

Kingman Estates
2013 Karen’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .67%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Kingman Estates
2013 Karen’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .67%
Nearly opaque brick red color. Aromas and flavors of baked berries and black currants, planked oak, crushed gravel, and dried canvas with an tangy, dry full body and a delightful, scant finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An average quality example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baked berries and black currants, planked oak, crushed gravel, and dried canvas
Taste Flavor: baked berries and black currants, planked oak, crushed gravel, and dried canvas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An average quality example.

The Producer

Kingman Estates Winery

The Producer
800 E 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
USA
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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.